Friday, May 22, 2015

Black on White, and some Color

This week, the Diva challenged us to tangle white on black, or, in the absence of those tools, tangle a found object. Since I really like white on black, that's the way for me.
Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
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Next up was Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #61; 
tangle a flower shaped string
This is more or less the string I came up with:
I forgot to scan it before I filled it in, 
so this is more or less an afterthought; 
but I'm sure you can recognize it in the final tile.
As far as I'm concerned, flowers means color. 

Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Back to White Space

This week I'm back to my minimalist tiles 
with lots of white space. 

First up is Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #60: Quandary
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself. 
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 Next is That String Thing #92

Use String #98 by Beth Snoderly
 
and any or all of these patterns:
ChocoBox  by Didier Gervy, Cayke by Rose Brown 
Butter by Danae Triantafyllopoulou
and Kandy Ribnz by Cheryl Wilson

Once I laid out Kandy Ribnz, I really loved the flow of it, 
and just couldn't see it improved by adding 
any of the other patterns. 
 So I laid it aside, and started over. 
This time I added a little Cayke to it:
I was going to add more, but decided to quit while I was ahead, (I have a tendency to overdo when left to my own devices).

Except for Cayke, or adding layers of Aura all around, which I decided against; I really couldn't come up with anything that I felt would enhance the tile. So there you have it: 
Kandy Ribnz with, or without Cayke

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday afternoon, 
when she offers the new ones.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Square One, Joey, String Thing, and Diva

The focus of Square One this week is Tripoli, which I've done here with Onomato and Purk, against a background tangleation of Florz:
Check out the Square One/Purely Zentangle group on Facebook and see all the other entries for Tripoli and lots of others. Square One has you going back to the basics;
try it, you may like it.
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Next up was Joey's Challenge #59; 
Mumsy, drawn on black paper:
 After I finished this one, I remembered another one I had done a while back, so here it is , too:
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, and maybe try one yourself.
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I liked the white on black so much that I decided to use it for the rest of this week's challenges.
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For It's a String Thing #91, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of  Linda Farmer's Tangle Patterns website. Use a simple "V" as the string:

and these tangles:
Zin by CZT Linda Farmer, 
 2 in 5 by CZT Anita Roby-Lavery
and Vano by Anneke Sieben

Here's mine:
 Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday afternoon, when she offers the new ones.
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And lastly, this week's Diva's Challenge, # 216, 
UMT (Use My Tangle), Brella, by Bunny Wright, CZT
Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Joey's Challenge #57, Square One; Jetties


Joey's Challenge this week (#57) 
was to use this nature photo as a string
which I loosely converted to this:
and then turned into this ZIA:
As you can see, I was rather literal about turning the original image into a string; and then turning that string into a ZIA (wrong size for a tile). A little busy, but I kind of like it.
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself.
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In Square One, the tangle for last week was Jetties, which I've not often used before. But somehow I seem to have a need to make up for that lack, and did 2. 
This is the first one I did:
And this is the second:

I had fun with these. I'm not saying I'll use Jetties a lot in the future, but you never know.

In the meantime, check out the Square One/Purely Zentangle group on Facebook and see all the other entries for Jetties and lots of others. Square One has you going back to the basics; 
try it, you may like it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bluebonnets, Traced Objects, and More

In keeping with her continuing Spring Theme, 
Joey's Challenge #56 is,
tangle a flower box or
a baskit 
of bluebonnets
I opted for a Baskit of Bluebonnets:
I kind of like it; how about you?

Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, 
and maybe try one yourself.
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 Diva's Challenge #213, Traced Object Strings
 
This week's challenge is to trace an object (or objects) 
to create a new and interesting string.
I started working on this while waiting at the Dentist's office. Searching through my purse, 
I came up with this little comb and 6" metal ruler.
 which I turned into this string:

 which became this tile:
 Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
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At Tickled to Tangle, since this is the String Thing #88, Adele's daughters: Nancy and Sarah, came up with this string:
 
and Adele added these Tangle patterns, 
which bring 8's to mind:
8's by Jane Eileen Malone, CZT   
Pia by Margaret Bremner, CZT  
Tipz by Faith Cohen
I had no problem with Pia and Tipz, but I can never get 8's to look the way I want it to.  So I decided to leave it out of the mix:

But the more I thought about it, the more I thought I should at least try; so here's my second attempt:
It's not as bad as I expected. 

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, late Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday afternoon, when she offers the new ones.
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